New clinical trial seeks participants

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One of the Lewy Body Society’s main aims is to support research into Lewy body dementia, to help improve diagnosis and treatment of the disease in future. A new clinical trial started in 2018 at a number of different hospitals …

Invitation to research: Dementia with Lewy Bodies

We would like to invite you to take part in a new research study hosted by a research group based at Cardiff University. Since 2004 we have been interviewing people and collecting blood samples to try to understand more about …

International Dementia with Lewy Bodies Conference

Here is a link to an excellent report on the recent International Dementia with Lewy Bodies Conference held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (01 – 04 December 2015). Conference Link.

New research funded by the Lewy Body Society

The Lewy Body Society is very pleased and proud to announce that it is now funding a 3 year clinical research fellowship to Dr Jay Amin at Southampton University. Dr Amin is investigating the role of systemic and central inflammation …

Bristol researchers Link LBD with Alzheimers

Researchers based in Bristol and London have uncovered a link between Lewy body diseases like Parkinson’s and the brain changes associated with Alzheimer’s. To read the full article just click the link.

Nobel Prize for the brain’s GPS discovery

The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to three scientists who discovered the brain’s “GPS system”. UK-based researcher Prof John O’Keefe as well as May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser share the award. They discovered how the brain …

LBS research will speed up drug testing

Dr Tilo Kunath of the University of Edinburgh received funding from the Lewy Body Society to make live models of cortical neurons (brain cells) affected by dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) to be used to test new drugs for DLB. …

Protein May Hold the Key to Who Gets Alzheimer’s

Although the headline cites Alzheimer’s, the article mentions Lewy Body Dementia and details an important study. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/20/health/fetal-gene-may-protect-brain-fr…